April 16, 2014
(Georgetown, TX) The National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) has named four community leaders with proven backgrounds in higher education consulting and deep roots in the liberal education community to serve as NITLE Fellows. Dr. Ann Hill Duin, professor and former senior administrator at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Tracy Mitrano, principal at Mitrano & Associates, Dr. Marty Ringle, chief information officer at Reed College, and Dr. Thomas A. Warger, principal of Thomas A. Warger Consulting, will serve between May 2014 and June 2015.
NITLE Fellows advise NITLE and its consortium of small colleges on the strategic integration of inquiry, pedagogy, and technology in liberal education. Their work directly informs the development and implementation of NITLE’s core program, which help colleges operationalize inter-institutional academic collaboration. The program provides groups of collaborating institutions with a clear methodology and practical tools and resources for working together to achieve shared objectives.
“Our fellows have already been instrumental in shaping the NITLE program, and they bring deep experience in facilitating collaboration and offering consultation to small colleges,” said Michael Nanfito, executive director of NITLE. “Our work with them ensures a strong program for colleges pursuing academic collaboration.”
The 2014 – 2015 cohort of NITLE Fellows will provide strategic guidance to NITLE in the development and implementation of its program, including a toolkit for operationalizing inter-institutional collaboration. They will also work directly with senior leaders at colleges and universities as they use NITLE programs to achieve their strategic objectives.
About the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education
The National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education helps liberal arts colleges integrate inquiry, pedagogy, and technology. Established in 2001 with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NITLE is the key organization for liberal arts institutions seeking to use technology strategically to advance the liberal-arts mission.
NITLE is headquartered at Southwestern University, a selective, nationally recognized undergraduate liberal arts college with an enrollment of 1,400 students, and the oldest institution of higher learning in Texas. For more information about Southwestern University, visit www.southwestern.edu.